Monday, May 3: Hawks 123, Trail Blazers 114
The skinny: Playing their fifth road game in seven nights, and the second of back-to-back games, the Trail Blazers couldn't keep up the offensive pace with the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.
The Hawks shot .543 from the floor, even with Trae Young having an off night shooting, and beat the Trail Blazers 123-114.
It ended Portland's four-game winning streak.
The Hawks (36-30) led 32-31 after one quarter and 68-62 at halftime behind Bogdan Bogdanovic's 23 points. They shot .558 in the first half (10 of 20 3-pointers, .500), even as Young went 2-of-7 shooting (0-of-3 3-pointers) and scored 10 points with six assists and five turnovers.
The Hawks outscored Portland (36-29) again in the third quarter, and then led by 20 points in the fourth quarter.
Danilo Gallinari came off the bench for 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting (7-of-10 3-pointers). Bogdanovic had 25 points on 9-of-17 shooting (7-of-14 3-pointers).
Young had 21 points, 11 assists and six rebounds, and had one turnover in the second half. He made 6 of 16 shots (1 of 6 3-pointers).
The Hawks hit 20 of 41 3-pointers (.488).
Damian Lillard 33 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and CJ McCollum had 20. Norman Powell added 15 and Carmelo Anthony 14 on a night that saw him move into 10th in NBA all-time scoring, passing Elvin Hayes. The Blazers shot .452 from the field, making 17 3-pointers.
Atlanta outrebounded Portland. Perhaps tired, Jusuf Nurkic, who has been playing well lately, had four points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes. Enes Kanter had four points and five rebounds in 13 minutes.
Quotable: "A couple years ago I ain't think I was gonna be in this moment. I was out of the league for whatever reason," Anthony said. "I'm back. I persevered. I stayed strong and true to myself and now I'm here in the top 10 (scoring)."
Next up: The six-game road trip concludes at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cleveland.
Evacuation: The Blazers, upon arriving from Boston, where they won 129-119 Sunday, had to evacuate their Atlanta hotel rooms Monday morning. They arrived at the Atlanta hotel at 3:30 a.m., and a tornado warning forced them to evacuate their rooms about seven hours later.
"I'm sure there were people sleeping," coach Terry Stotts said. He added that staff and players were told to go to a lower-level parking garage, where they remained for 30 minutes.
"The hotel staff was very organized and got everyone down there," he said.
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